Dedicate this year’s April to the royalty of all Music festivals at the Coachella Valley and transcend yourself to the land of Music.
Feet popping with every little bubble of drinks, music that roars your name aloud from the distance, colours that transcend you to the lands of rainbows and ambience that makes you want to spread your wings and float, you know you are in Coachella Valley when your heart beats to the rhythm of the music. Amongst the beautiful palm springs of California lies the Coachella Valley that transforms into a whole new magical world of music and arts every spring.
Yes! We are talking about The Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival or simply Coachella. I can already sense the smile on your face as you go back to your bucket list of to-do things and spot the name of the festival. This Indo music festival is growing to be one of the most loved and happening International festivals of all times. Started in the year 1999 at the splendid desert of Coachella valley at the Empire Polo grounds Indio, California by Pearl Jam. We all need to give a huge shout out to Pearl Jam for their V’s tour and the feud over ticket prices that made them discover this magnanimous festival that wakes up and blooms your spring.
Starting the summer with musical days
Every year around April our social media is flooded with trending bohemian fashion and raging crowd tripping over the lights, colours and beats of the famous artists showcasing their music. Coachella sports not only music but breath-taking art installations by budding artists; it’s a perfect amalgamation of music and art and is a treat for the eyes and ears.
Spread across five main stages – Coachella Stage, Outdoor Theatre, Gobi tent, Mojave tent and Sahara tent; the festival is gushing with eye candies starting from your favourite artists playing for you and celebrity spotting that makes the festival all the more special. But remember not to forget to break a leg on your favourite band’s music while spotting Kylie Jenner and the Kardashian sisters. The festival has become the new go-to place of the year for many celebrity faces including names like Leonardo DiCaprio, Justin Bieber, Jared Leto, Cameron Diaz, VenessaHudgens etc. You can spot them in the crowd with flashy Boho fashion and bobbing heads to the tunes of some of the world’s most famous music artists.
This season’s lineup
The line-up for this season is beyond just crazy, where Frank Ocean rage against the Machine and Travis Scott, Calvin Harris top the list. Run the Jewels, Flume, Thom Yorke and Lana Del Rey are some of the other top names amongst many other artists both big and small that will rock the weekends with eclectic indie rock, electronic and hip hop music. For the ones who can’t make it this year, YouTube does special live streaming of the festival for both the weekends to which you need to subscribe.
Get your tickets now!
Due to the pandemic The Coachella Valley Music and Art festival has now been rescheduled. It is has now been shifted from October 2021 to Arpil 2022. So, now mark your calendar and plan a trip of a lifetime. The festival was attended by almost 5,79,000 people in the year 2014 and since then the numbers have been growing and the Coachella festival has become a bigger deal. How can we Indians be far behind! Check the Coachella official website for more updates on the tickets.
Reaching the festival made easy
Music has always brought people, countries and nations together, the festival witness’s people from all parts of the world. If you are planning to travel from India to the Empire Polo grounds, there are few things you need to check the box for – Consider flying to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) rather than Palm Springs International. In addition to the fact that it is less expensive, Coachella offers transports from LAX to Coachella Festival. LAX is the fourth busiest airports of the world is well accommodated with almost everything you need. The terminal has a wide variety of retail stores and lounges with an amazing dining range to explore.
Don’t forget to explore
While visiting the lands of the angels, one needs to plan and explore things apart from the festival. For a smart spender, if you are spending the lot why not go all the way and make the most of it. When visiting Coachella, take a stop in Los Angeles to visit the famous Hollywood sign and get clicked, the rooftop movie in Hollywood is another must on the list. A visit to the Grammy’s Museum and the last minute shopping for outfits and accessories to become Coachella ready!
Let’s talk Money!
Now let’s talk about the elephant in the room, how much will it cost? Starting with the general passes that cost approx. 500 dollars or 35, 000 Indian rupees. Plan the tickets way ahead! The flight tickets prices vary from 25,000 to 30,000 depending upon the place you choose to commute from. Not to forget the gorgeous city of angels, which is the most feasible option. For the festival lovers, the trip will dial down to somewhere between 1.5 to 2 lakh. A festival with such magnitude deserves a low down on the pocket and experience of a lifetime.
Get your travel bags ready and start shopping for all things trendy cause this year The Coachella Festival is going to bigger than ever, it’s the place to be this April 2022. Check it off your bucket list and experience, live, love life at the Coachella.
Insider festival tips
- Expect traffic-If you’re not camping onsite, catch a shuttle to the Polo Club or, by all means, carpool.
- Stay hydrated-The desert heat is exhausting and potentially dangerous, so bring an empty water bottle (no glass or metal) in your Coachella kit, and fill it up for free at a hydration station.
- Make a plan-With spotty cell service and more than 100,000 daily attendees, it’s easy to lose your crew. Set a time and place to meet up before you arrive so you can regroup at some point during the day.
- Bring a portable cell charger-You’re going to need juice for photos, communication, and recording those surprising concert moments.
- Rent a locker-Need somewhere to stash your sweatshirt/hat/extra pair of insoles? Reserve a locker in advance and skip schlepping a full bag around all day.
- Consider your outfit-Coachella is a marathon run in the middle of the desert. Make sure your Instagram-ready attire is equally equipped for long hours in 100-degree heat.